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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cider House Collection #2: Inspired by the tradition of Ice Ciders in Quebec, Canada, Iceman uses the process of freezing the juice from culinary and bittersweet apples to produce a rich, complex and unique cider with a crisp apple taste and notes of caramel and toffee. This cider is sweet but not cloying. The addition of oak-aging yields a smooth and pleasing vanilla character. The result is a perfectly balanced, full-flavored cider that delights the palate with clean apple notes and a lingering toffee finish.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (310) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Not a unique aroma or color. Taste is amazing! Sweet up front with a very tart finish. Very complex. Vanilla and caramel notes. Possibly the best cider I’ve ever had. Almost fun to drink.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Corked bottle from Safeway, Port Angeles, WA
Golden color, clean, with some bubbles, head disappears quickly. Nice aroma of apples, mature, not as rich as real Ice Ciders, but very nice. Moderately sweet, the carbonation and light acidity add a dynamic touch, the apple flavor is present.
Standardized robust cider, not a real Ice Cider, but still quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1193) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
White wine like aroma with green apple jolly rancher notes. Pours a clear amber color with small wispy bubbles for a head Very sweet candy like flavor, green jolly rancher again, balanced with tartness. Medium bodied, sticky, sugary Apple finish. Very sweet but enjoyable. Good dessert drink. I'm worried it might give me a headache with all the sugar in it though. Good balance of tart an sweet, with it being more heavy on the sweet side ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This corked and caged bottled Cider from a grocery store poured a medium sized head of frothy clear colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was of fresh red apples. The dry yet crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish and a lingering dry red apple aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of red apple and was dry. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ffbot (170) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Huh, I was under impressed with this. The pour was your average golden cider, smell of spices and apples. Small amount of wood and sweetness in the smell. Taste follows, apples, slightly drying, balanced sweetness. But the problem was that even at a slightly warm temperature, it grew to be quite cloying and off balanced. This was only sitting out for like 5 minutes, not even that long out of the fridge

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle - Lots of sweet apple and peel. Clear gold. Sweet apple and a long finish. Overly simple and sweet. More like a sweet cider.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magsinva (1068) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales - pours still orange. Has a nice balance between the sweet cider and the burn of alcohol. Sweet, but not too sweet, it really highlights the Appleness with some oaky vanilla notes mellowing thing out. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3951) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle from Bruisin' Ales. Pours Apple brown with little to no head or lacing. Slight Apple notes on the nose. Big, concentrated apple notes on the tongue. It's on the sweet side but with enough acidity to balance out the sugar. Hides it's booze well. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Rated on 7-07-2015. (Draft) The appearance is a off-white head that mostly diminishes, transparent golden body, fizzy, fast rising, and lively carbonation. The aroma is sweet, apples, spicy, and caramel. The flavor is sweet, apples, caramel, tart, and it has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is syrupy and it is medium-full bodied. This is quaffable and worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5696) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Orange pour with watery white head. Aroma is sour apple and vanilla. Flavor is tart apple, vanilla, and oak. Sweet apple and a touch of cinnamon. Medium body with smooth carbonation. Good cider

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2015
A burnished brass hue. On the nose it offers muted, sweet apple fruit. In the mouth it is round and sweet. It is a wonderful flavor. Truly. It has some heat in the finish. But it’s nice Apple pie with a woody touch. It’s a little simple maybe but it makes for a lot of fun.


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